Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is closely monitoring the development of Olympique Lyon's promising striker Mathis Rayan Cherki, following which Real Madrid are also planning on making a bid for the 15-year-old.
However, Lyon supremo Jean Michel Aulas is determined to do everything in his power to ensure that none of his club's emerging talent leaves the Ligue 1 outfit.
Cherki turns 16 on August 17th and will then be eligible for a transfer under FIFA's ruling with media outlets claiming that the player's family have already agreed to move to Madrid.
The striker has done pretty well this season after becoming the youngest player ever to score in the UEFA Youth League, also scoring his side's solitary goal in their 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in September 2018.
UEFA Youth League youngest goal scorers:— FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) September 19, 2018
1⃣ (2018) Rayan Cherki - 15 years, 1 month & 2 days
2⃣ (2018) Naci Ünüvar - 15 years, 3 months & 6 days
3⃣ (2017) Ryan Gravenberch - 15 years, 4 months & 10 days
Three HUGE talents. pic.twitter.com/iiv6KTuF1z
Meanwhile, Aulas is furiously working behind the scenes to ensure that Cherki remains with Lyon. He said, "He's (Cherki is) a hugely talented boy and with a family who love Olympique Lyon and we are a club that can offer him his earliest professional debut."